Its been a couple of years since I last attended the Threshing Bee. I had actually forgotten about it, but while browsing flickr I noticed a few shots of steam engines, a-ha, the Threshing Bee! As luck would have it, it was running through the weekend. That worked out perfectly for me to take the boys to see something cool for the day.
I’d highly recommend attending the Threshing Bee in Sycamore, IL, it is on every August for 4 days, once a year. Its different, unique and for me as a Englishman, a unique piece of midwestern Americana to marvel at.
All images shot with Fuji X-E1 & Fuji 35mm f1.4.